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Which is Better: Flexi or SignLab?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by JulieVan, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. JulieVan

    JulieVan New Member

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    That title pretty much explains itself. Please give me reasons why! I'm debating...
     
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  2. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    just do a search on here for Flexi issues....and do a search for SignLab issues then make your decision.......
     
  3. RebeckaR

    RebeckaR Active Member

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    Are you thinking of buying or just curious what everyone prefers?

    I don't use either, so I'm no help.... just wondering.
     
  4. sign&frame

    sign&frame Active Member

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    i got flexi 8.5 full version for 2 grand from wholesaler

    for that price i go with flexi
     
  5. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    You can get SignLab for that too...but price really should NOT be a primary factor! For that matter, why not consider Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw coupled with CoCut Pro and if you're printing, then add Wasatch SoftRip or Onyx Postershop?
     
  6. Charlie J

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    imho I think there are alot more flexi users than signlab. I demo'd signlab last year at nbm and it does really look like a great program.
     
  7. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Get a demo of each and try them out for yourself. I'm a big fan of Flexi and have used it since version 6.

    I tried a demo of Sign Lab 8 and wasn't very impressed. That could be from me being used to the way Flexi works though.
     
  8. thomchar

    thomchar Owner

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    I use sign lab, but it's really a personal choice like chocolate or vanilla.
     
  9. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Flexi is a great program and has superior node/control point editing tools when compared to Signlab.
     
  10. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    SignLab.
     
  11. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Corel and Cocut Pro,,

    hehe,, i know its not one of the two in the post. However. I used corel and cocut pro. And I can cut anything any one else can with flexi or signlab.
    I mean anything,, and have all the extra features that make a sign program really nice to boot. Its almost embarrassing to see a friend pay 3 g's to cut vinyl and I can work right along side them for just about 1/3 of that..
     
  12. zgraphics

    zgraphics Member

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    i been using flexi for over 10 year and i never had any problems... Love it and will never change.
     
  13. houseofgrafix

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    Just download a pirated copy of both..
    use for a while and then go from there
     
  14. Paul Schoofs

    Paul Schoofs New Member

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    I know EasySIGN software very well. It has many features and for a low price compared to others. See www.easysign.com
     
  15. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

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    Personally I'd stay away from both. In my opinion they are overpriced and primitive. We have both Signlab and Flexi here at the shop. The only people who use them are old timers who have been using them for years and years and can't wrap their head around a new piece of software such as Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. I guess I could understand if you were doing ONLY vinyl cutting why you could want signlab or Flexi but if you are designing also...why waste the money?
     
  16. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    So, you think Flexi's RIP is primitive compared to Corel's and Illy's? Oh wait, those programs don't have RIPs.

    It really depends on what you're going to be using the software for. If you're strictly cutting vinyl, then pick up a used copy of Corel, grab CoCut and go at it. If you are driving a large format printer, then Flexi is a fine program. It really helps to be able to design, set up contour cuts, RIP, print and cut from one app. I've read others' problems with trying to set up contour cuts in Illy and Corel to send to third party RIPs, etc. In our shop, Flexi is an integral part of a time-tested, efficient and extremely successful workflow. I also use Illy and Photoshop in certain instances, but Flexi is my go-to app.
     
  17. signage

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    TheWood Signlab is also a rip! Which one is better is like asking is a Cadillac better than a Lincoln! Just depends on what you are used to or what you started to use, Signlab comes with some great add-ons for Photo editing and other special effects!
     
  18. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    Gotcha. I have zero experience with SignLab. But it sounds like you don't consider it to be a primitive software either!
     
  19. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    I have Fast Artist which is basically SignLab modified and use Flexi. I like certain things about both programs. If I had to pick one, I think I would pick Flexi. On another note, I do almost all my design work in Corel and Corel Photo Paint.
     
  20. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    gotta say that is one of the most ignorant posts in an actual sign related topic. If the only people using the software is "them" worthless phuks you go on about with their head wrapping weaknesses...

    ...then I guess YOU haven't used them, which would explain why your posts proves you know absolutely nothing about them... but it doesn't explain exactly why you would bother to answer this question when you obviously don't know WTF you're talking about...

    by the way, to the original question... I have them both, and like most software they both do a million things more than I have yet needed, or even know about. I use Flexi for print and cut work, and use signlab for cut only work.
     
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